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Bell & Ross BR-X1 Military

CASE : High Resistance Titanium and ceramic, transparent sapphire crystal, solid back with opening centered on the balance, water-resistant to 100m

SIZE : 45 x 45mm

MOVEMENT : mechanical self-winding, skeletonized, Caliber BR 313, 50h power reserve

FUNCTIONS : hours, minutes, small seconds, date, chronograph

DIAL : openworked, khaki, tachymeter scale, skeletonized hands filled with Super- LumiNova®

STRAP : perforated black rubber strap with black PVD-coated steel pin buckle


Robust green

Moving steadily upscale, Bell&Ross is offering an ever-increasing number of more complex and more technical models. The range that best embodies this upwardly mobile trend is the BR-X1. This chronograph line is distinguished by its skeletonized dials and movements, its signature square cases, as well as an abundance of sophisticated details. Rocker push-buttons, a wealth of materials, a three-dimensional design, numerous indentations : the X1 is brimming with masculine features. For the very first time, this range is aligned with the brand’s armed-forces trajectory, as embodied in the Military series featuring a play on khaki green and black. And to give substance to this commando spirit, Bell&Ross is introducing a new material that the brand has named HRT, for High Resistance Titanium. The green parts of the case have undergone a micro-arc plasma anodization treatment. This process that involves oxidizing titanium using electro-plasma technology profoundly transforms the basic material, pure titanium, into titanium dioxide. Perfectly biocompatible since it is used in the medical and aerospace fields, it produces a lastingly green material resistant to impacts, friction and metal fatigue. The black parts are in ceramic, another sturdy material entirely in tune with the Military spirit.

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